British Phenom Sam Trickett Inks Deal With Everest Poker
With nearly $20 million in career live tournament earnings, Sam Trickett is No. 2 on the all-time money list and No. 1 in his home country of England. On Monday, London-based Everest Poker announced that Britain's top pro is now a brand ambassador for the online poker room.
Trickett, who also plays in some of the largest cash games in the world, will work with the Everest Poker team in London and will also attend Everest Poker Live events, playing and providing coaching. The British pro will also blog and provide video updates from the World Series of Poker and other stops on the circuit.
“I’m very excited to be joining Everest Poker," Trickett said in a statement. "I’m looking forward to interacting with our players online and at Everest Poker Live events, where I’ll be playing and coaching. Everest is a great poker brand and I will be doing everything I can to make it one of the most recognized in the world.”
Trickett will offer Everest Poker users a chance to share in 10 percent of his winnings at the 2014 WSOP. He plans to play in 20 to 30 bracelet events, including the $1 Million Big One for One Drop, but the One Drop will not be a part of the 10 percent available. Trickett finished runner-up in the massive, seven-figure buy-in event in 2012, earning $10,112,001.
"We want to encourage players to get behind Sam’s quest for a first bracelet this summer," Des Duffy, director for Everest Poker, said in a statement. "With Sam’s consistent record of cashing at high profile tournaments there could be a huge amount of value on the table. Plus we’ll capture the atmosphere of Las Vegas through a series of video blogs that Sam will be recording during the series. I think for players who can’t make it to Las Vegas themselves, having a share in Sam Trickett will be the next best thing.”
Trickett says he is excited to offer the sweat to the players, and promised a very special lady that he would win a WSOP event.
“It’ll make the Vegas grind a lot easier to know I have a lot of players following my progress this year," said Trickett. "I’ve promised my mum a bracelet and will be doing my very best to score big for everyone who’ll own a share in me.”